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Fujifilm X-H1 Fast Start

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Setup: Connection Settings & My Menu

John Greengo

Fujifilm X-H1 Fast Start

John Greengo

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27. Setup: Connection Settings & My Menu

Lesson Info

Setup: Connection Settings & My Menu

Getting near the end of the set-up menu: Connection Settings. The camera, as you saw earlier, we connected up via Wi-Fi. It can also be connected up via a number of other ways, and there's a lot of other fine-tune controls that we're gonna move through relatively quickly in here. You can hook this up Bluetooth communication as well. It's not quite as strong a signal as Wi-Fi, but you can use it, and they'll have a pairing registration here that you can scan the code in. You can delete any sort of pairing that you might have had before, you can turn the Bluetooth on and off. Generally, as I recommend most of the time, to conserve battery power, unless you're using this all the time, leave this sort of stuff turned off. You can automatically have images transferring if you're working on a particular project, and you want those images from your phone to be accessible, you can mark them, mark the photos for upload as they are taken and that way you can get them over to your phone a little ...

bit more quickly. Network Settings: Wireless Access Point Settings. This is allowing you to select from a list or enter an SSID number if you're gonna be connecting up to a computer and not something that most people are gonna be doing, the Auto here is an IP address is set automatically in manual and assigns an IP address, netmask, and gateway address. PC Auto Save, a little sub-menu in here. There's 2 different options for setting up: you can connect with a WPS system or you can choose from a list or enter an SSID number if you were gonna be saving to a computer directly from the camera. You can delete that information, if necessary, and you can see the details of what you were connecting up with before. You can connect this camera, this is one of the cooler things about the Fuji cameras, is you can connect it up to one of the Fuji portable printers. These are battery-operated printers, and if you want to be able to print on-location, you can control your Instax printer and send the images from your camera directly to to the printer and print 'em off, and so you can input the Instax number right there. PC Connection Mode allows you to hook up with various PCs, and this is choosing the option for this. If you want to download your images or you wanna do tethering, you would select those options in here. Alright, some General Settings. Choose the name of the camera. Once again, if you have multiple of these cameras, lucky for you, you can change those names in there. If you're going to be downloading images to the phone, you probably want to resize them, so they transfer a little bit more easily, and so resizing it turned on is usually a smart idea for faster transfers. You can transfer GeoTag information from your phone to your camera. So, the camera itself doesn't have any sort of GPS settings, but you can pick it up from your phone and add it into the metadata that gets attributed to each of the photos. You can add location information as to where you are as well. And with the, you can choose the function button operation when set to wireless communication as to what way that you're connecting with the wireless button on the camera. You can choose general information as to what the address is for the Bluetooth and the Wi-Fi, just take a look at it, at least. And then, if you've gone in here and made a mess of things, you can reset everything by going in here and resetting it. Alright, so Fuji has a bunch of software, and this took me about 2 hours to figure out because they have so many different software options out there, and so Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO, and so this is gonna be for remote control of the camera and remote viewing, and it works on Mac and PC, so this is a pretty versatile program. There is Tether Shooting Plug-in, and this is for transferring directly to Adobe Lightroom. For instance, tethered shooting. And so, next one is Tether Shooting, but it's for PCs only, tether shooting and image transfer. Next is Fuji X Acquire, and this is an image transfer, so you're taking photos on the camera, just transferring it over, and you can also back up your camera settings. If you have a very complicated set-up and you wanna save it on your computer, you can do that as well, and then there's Fuji X Raw Studio, and there are many people who love the way Fuji cameras process images, and they have found no other program that processes images and makes them look quite the same, and so in this case you can take an image on your computer, send it to the camera, have the camera process the image, and send it back to the computer. And so each of these is a special-case software, and I'm sure this is likely to change quite a bit in the future. Alright, finally we are down to My Menu Setting, and this is where you can create and add and make your own menu in here, and if you recall, you need to go back into the custom settings in order to do this. So let's go ahead and give this a try right now and see if we can set this our My Menu up. So, if we press the menu button, you'll see that My Menu down here at the bottom is grayed out, I can't get to it. That's 'cause it's not set up yet, and so I believe it's under User Setting and My Menu Setting right here. Gonna go to the right here, and we're gonna add some items, and let's go ahead and add the Image Size, say that's okay. Let's add Image Quality, that's good. Now, let's come down and choose White Balance. That's one I change a lot. Change a couple or add a couple more in here. Lens, let's see, let's do color space in there, and so I can move these around, too, if I want to move them up and down, so let's add one more. Okay, and so I can move this select custom settings up and down, and put it right here. And then, I am going to say okay to this, and I'm going to back out of this, and let's rank the items. Let's see, I want Image Quality to go first; I want White Balance to come up a little bit, third item on the list. Okay, that looks okay, and so now I'm gonna back out of this, back out of this, back out of this, and now I can go down to My Menu, and here are the items that I have added into My Menu, and so when I hit the menu, it's pretty easy to just come to My Menu to make those changes to those items that I want in there, and so after you've programmed the buttons and some of the dials in the Quick Menu, this is the next menu that you wanna get in with those final little items that you don't wanna have to go searching for in the menu system itself.

Class Description

Get the most out of your new Fuji X-H1 camera with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features. This camera has gotten great reviews as being the best of the X series mirrorless cameras. You'll learn why this camera is highly sought after by enthusiasts and professional photographers alike. Join expert photographer John Greengo as he gives you all the information you need to understand the camera's buttons, menus, and functions.

In this Fast Start class John will show you how to use:

  • The new shutter which can work mechanically, electronically or with an electronic first curtain
  • The new focus stacking option for infinite depth of field
  • Fujifilm's first 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • The new video features with slow motion and time lapse capability

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer with over 50 Fast Start classes in the CreativeLive catalog. With his experience in analyzing camera manuals, he will discuss the complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. After this class, you’ll be able to use your new Fuji X-H1 with confidence.

Reviews

Erik
 

I have been thinking about buying this camera. After watching this class I know that I have made the right decision. John is fantastic! Previously I have watched a random assortment of youtube videos by self-proclaimed experts. It turns out that many of the things that these so-called experts have said about this camera are simply wrong. John is the real deal. He goes in depth for every function and explains everything very clearly. His graphics are wonderful, he obviously spent a huge amount of time on preparation. If you have this camera and want to understand it better, or are thinking of buying it, I highly recommend this class which is taught by a true expert.

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Well done! Worth every penny. Shined shoes too.